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8 Days Budget Safari South Africa and Mozambique

Magnificent South African Safari

Explore South Africa and Mozambique in this 8-days safari. The Big Five will amaze you with their stunning appearance. There are also cheetah, hippos, and large herds of buffalo that you will see during this exciting experience. Don't forget to please your eyes with the beautiful sight at the Three Rondavels, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, and God's Window. Jobovic Safaris will make sure that this will be one of your best days.

Highlights

  • Big Five safari
  • Night & sunset game drives
  • A visit to Bourke’s Luck Potholes
  • God's Window and waterfalls visit
  • Airport transfer and safari transports
  • 6 breakfasts and 3 lunches
  • 1 brunch and 7 dinners
  • 7 night's lodging

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4 activity days in English
Spoken languages: English

Airport transfer included: OR Tambo International Airport

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Accommodation

During this safari, you can choose to stay either in a tent or in a lodge. As for the tent, mattresses will be provided. The facilities include hot showers and toilets, with power points at most sites.

Jobovic Safaris in South Africa Itinerary

Day 1

You will be picked up from O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) or your nearby lodge / hotel at 05:00. You will travel through Mpumalanga, “the place where the sun rises”, a province with spectacular scenic beauty and abundance of wildlife, lying in the Northeast of South Africa. You will stop en route for breakfast on your own expenses. After breakfast, you will make your way on the panoramic route through Orichstad and Lydenburg to Three Rondavels.

You will quickly book into your lodge in the Blyde River Canyon, the only green and the third largest canyon in the world, and have lunch on your own expenses. After lunch, you will visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes, a series of natural geological formations that seem nearer to art than nature. At your return from the potholes, you will have dinner together.

  • Meals: Dinner

Day 2

You will wake up at 06:00 so that you can have breakfast at 07:00, before leaving at 08:00 on the panoramic route. This forms part of the Blyde river canyon, where some of the oldest rocks in the world are exposed in this area, and this includes rare sights such as two Tufa waterfalls. Five of the South African Veld types occur in this area namely the Sour Montane Grassland, Subtropical Rain Forest, Riparian Forest, Sour Bushveld, and Mixed bushveld.

Here, you will visit some waterfalls and God’s Window before you will have lunch in Graskop. After lunch, you will make your way via Kowyns pass to Orpengate where you will enter the world-renowned Kruger National Park. On arrival at the camp, you will book in and later on enjoy a hearty dinner, before you go on an open vehicle night game drive with park rangers.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3

You will wake up at 05:00 leaving the camp as soon as the gates open and see if you can spot the early morning activities of the Big Five, making your way towards Tshokwane picnic spot where you will have breakfast in the open. After breakfast, you will make your way still game driving on some of the best roads towards Lower Sabie.

This area attracts large numbers of games, and is abundant in cheetah, lion, elephants, hippos, rhino, and large herds of buffalo. Here, you will book in and enjoy a nice lunch. In the afternoon, you will go on a sunset game drive with rangers of the park.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4

You will wake up at 06:00 to have breakfast at 07:00. You will leave Lower Sabie at 08:30 via Crocodile Bridge, and make your way to Lebombo Border Post and into Mozambique. You will stop en route for lunch on your own expenses. From here, you will make your way to Xai-Xai, one of the most picturesque areas in Mozambique, with spectacular views of pristine beaches and the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. You will book in and make your bookings for the optional activities of the next day.

  • Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 5

This day will be spent at your own leisure after breakfast. This popular destination has the world in its oyster. The massive reef running parallel to the beach provides natural protection against the strong waves at high tide and forms several small pools at low tide. You will get together later that evening for dinner.

  • Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 6

This day will be spent at your own leisure after breakfast. Mozambique is one of Southern Africa’s best- kept secrets. White sand beaches and azure Indian Ocean combine to offer one of the world’s unspoiled seaside holidays. After a long day of excitement on the beach, you will relax with a hearty dinner.

  • Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 7

After breakfast, you will be on the road again to your next destination, Komatipoort. You will enjoy a lunch in town before you book in. You will relax around the swimming pool for the afternoon. This evening you will enjoy your last dinner together.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8

You will wake up at 06:00, leaving Komatipoort at 07:00 through the beautiful lowveld, to the highlands of Mpumalanga. You will stop for an en route brunch before you continue into your last stretch to Johannesburg, where you will arrive at about 18:00 to finish your safari.

  • Meals: Brunch

Included excursions

  • A visit to Bourke’s Luck Potholes
  • A visit to the Three Rondavels
  • God's Window and waterfalls visit

Guides

Piet
Piet is a co-owner and tour leader at Jobovic Safaris.
Mariette
Mariette is a co-owner and tour leader at Jobovic Safaris.

Location

This safari will take place at Kruger National Park located in South Africa. You will also visit Mozambique to enjoy beach experiences.

Kruger National Park

With 18,989 square kilometers of conservation area, the Kruger National Park is South Africa’s largest and one of the world’s most famous game reserves. This home of the mighty Big Five has a wider selection of mammal species than any other destination in Africa.

Established in 1898 by Paul Kruger, this foremost wildlife sanctuary offers a safe haven for games away from hunters. The Kruger National Park is considered a must-see safari destination by many of its visitors. It boasts an extensive and varied ecosystem that offers many game viewing opportunities. Positioned in the attractive bushveld of the Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces, this park is an ideal place to look for lions, giraffes, rhinos, zebras, buffalos, and a whole lot more.

Within 8 hours’ drive from Johannesburg, this park attracts more than half a million visitors every year. The best way to experience the untamed African bush, as well as all the wonders and wildlife of Kruger National Park is having an open vehicle safari when it's sunrise, afternoon, and evening. This is Big Five territory and you can be certain of great opportunities for game viewing and photography.

Food

You will be provided with 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 7 dinners, and 1 brunch during this safari. Jobovic Safaris always tries to accommodate everyone on his / her dietary preferences. They do cater for vegetarians and also for halaal. Please let Jobovic Safaris know during your booking request of any preferences.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Hallal
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Fishing in Mozambique
  • Jet skiing in Mozambique
  • Scuba diving in Mozambique
  • Snorkeling in Mozambique
  • Whale watching in Mozambique

What's included

  • 1 brunch and 6 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches and 7 dinners
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • A visit to Bourke’s Luck Potholes
  • A visit to the Three Rondavels
  • Airport transfer
  • God's Window and waterfalls visit
  • Entrance fees
  • Night and sunset game drive at Kruger National Park
  • Transportation in safari truck or microbus
  • Services of a qualified guide

What's not included

  • Air tickets to and from Johannesburg
  • Alcohol and soft drinks
  • Optional activities
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas for Mozambique

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

You can book your flight and arrive at O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB). From there, Jobovic Safaris will arrange a transportation for you.

Airport: OR Tambo International Airport Airport transfer included: OR Tambo International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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